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The Jungle Book (1967)

Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.

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Cast

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Kaa the Snake (voice)
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Elephant (voice)
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Elephant (voice)
Chad Stuart ...
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Storyline

Abandoned after an accident, baby Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves. As the boy grows older, the wise panther Bagheera realizes he must be returned to his own kind in the nearby man-village. Baloo the bear however thinks differently taking the young Mowgli under his wing and teaching that living in the jungle is the best life there is. Bagheera realizes that Mowgli is in danger, particularly from Shere Khan the tiger who hates all people. When Baloo finally comes around, Mowgli runs off into the jungle where he survives a second encounter with Kaa the snake and finally, with Shere Khan. It's the sight of a pretty girl however that gets Mowgli to go the nearby man-village. Written by garykmcd

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His name is Mowgli and he was raised by wolves. See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 October 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,291,670, 27 July 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$141,843,612

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,000,000
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Verna Felton's role as Winifred the Elephant (Colonel Hathi's mate) was her last before her death in December 1966 (one day before Walt Disney himself died). Her first role in an animated Disney film was also that of an elephant: she was the Elephant Matriarch in Dumbo (1941). See more »

Goofs

Despite the film being set in India Hathi's ears resemble those of an African elephant which as the name suggests are native only in Africa. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bagheera: Many strange legends are told of these jungles of India, but none so strange as the story of a small boy named Mowgli. It all began when the silence of the jungle was broken by an unfamiliar sound.
[Sound of baby crying]
Bagheera: It was a sound like one never heard before in this part of the jungle. It was a man cub! Had I known how deeply I was to be involved, I would've obeyed my first impulse and walked away.
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Crazy Credits

There are no end credits for this feature film. However, the credits are at the beginning. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Come Fly with Me: Episode #1.1 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Colonel Hathi's March (Reprise)
(1967) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by J. Pat O'Malley and the Disney Studio Chorus
Additonal performers (uncredited): Hal Smith, Verna Felton, Bill Lee, and Clint Howard
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Best animated feature of Disney's golden era - and what a killer soundtrack!
20 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

There aren't many animated Disney films I don't like, basically every single one of them until the end of the seventies was amazing. But for me, this is the one which stands out.

Sadly, Disney himself never got to see the finished film (he died during the production), but this is one he would have been proud of. Crafted beautifully and with attention to every little detail, from the way the different animal species move to the colorful jungle backgrounds.

Wolfgang Reitherman has directed some of the studio's best - but here he has created his masterpiece. Outstanding animation, fantastic characters - and what a killer soundtrack.

A joy for every generation to discover anew (my 9-year old nephew currently has a bit of a Shere Khan fixation), I guess I will never outgrow this timeless classic. 10 out of 10.

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